Early Middle Ages

How Bread is made

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Czech Republic

Look at the gardens and fields of that period, the old varieties of crops and fruit trees, learn about how they were used and their importance. You will learn about the ways food was obtained and processed, the way meals were prepared, the way different tools were used and the importance of dividing labour. You will see the world of special tastes of our ancestors.

How the House Was Built

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Czech Republic

You will get to know the historical types of wooden structures, you will try hand-made woodworking, you will prepare a clay screed from clay and straw, you will plaster walls woven with wicker. You will get acquainted with the process of building a bread oven. You will paint protective shapes on the walls of the house and p

Two-day Foraged Basket Course with Irene Kelly

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Ireland

This is an opportunity to take time out to immerse yourself in nature for the weekend. You will be shown how to recognize the materials that can be used to create a unique basket. We will experiment with different techniques such as cordage, braiding and plying which will transform your materials ready for weaving into your creation.

Wool Spinning and Natural Dyeing Workshop

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Ireland

This workshop will teach you to spin yarn from a sheep’s fleece, as well as dyeing yarn from plant material. Two dye pots will be simmering during the day so that two colours will be shimmering by the end of the course. While the dye-pots simmer, you will learn to sort, tease and spin a woolen yarn on a drop spindle.